Even as the weather gets colder, fashionable Denverites do not keep their style under wraps. We recently spotted the energetic menswear of musician Traveon Rippetoe, who takes fashion cues from the 1990s. Continue reading to learn where he shops, why the '90s mean so much to him, and his style mant ... More >>
A little part of me broke off and fell between my laptop and stretch pants yesterday when I found out that the Gunther Toody's location by the house where I grew up had closed. The fake '50s diner where I spent a good amount of time in the '90s pandering to a waiter I was in love with is gone, and n ... More >>
Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>
Settling in to write about my feelings on this year's Denver PrideFest, I was interrupted by a text message from my friend David, a grown man I lovingly refer to as Liza, my "gay husband." His texts, like his real life persona, are always worth my undivided attention: He thinks like Hillary Clinton, ... More >>
For the better part of three decades, Kathy Griffin has been performing standup -- but the two-time Emmy winner may be best known for her television domination. With more than a dozen comedy specials under her belt and multiple TV series with Griffin as the star, the comedian has found success in be ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
When my miniature obsession with Wayne White emerged two weeks ago, it was because I had loved his work my whole life -- without ever knowing who he was. The visual aids White had provided for my childhood -- from the puppets on Pee Wee's Playhouse to shorts for Liquid Television -- shaped the way I ... More >>
Since 1983, Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With Melvins, the two have taken that sound to different places with each record that their contempor ... More >>
John Waters said that "life is nothing if you're not obsessed," and artist Alon Paul is certainly an example of an obsession that's translated into something incredibly cool. Every day for an entire year, Paul created a piece of art of, or inspired by, his hero, Madonna. Here's a preview of his new ... More >>
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In this week's behind the bar interview, Colt & Gray's Kevin Burke weighs in on how he started bartending, his favorite spot to blind taste spirits and the Mustache Series.
This is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. The Nix Bros. have been busy the last few years doling out comedy films of all shapes and sizes, from the patently absurd Rainbow Chasers, to the music ridiculo ... More >>
There are two types of people in this world -- those who can laugh at themselves, and those who can't. It is a pretty simple distinction in personalities, though the ability to self-deprecate effectively doesn't often set in until you make it to age where you just don't care about impressing people ... More >>
When the Arvada Center's new production of Hairspray officially opens tomorrow night, Everyone, but everyone, will be checking out the costumes. That's because Denver hero Mondo Guerra designed them, putting his way with fresh and professional looks to the test. And besides, if Mondo wasn't m ... More >>
The no-wave movement of film-making, which used ultra-low budgets and a punk sensibility to produce films heavily steeped in mood but with generally incoherent story-lines, had a big impact: Besides being heavily influential for directors like Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch, it pretty much sing ... More >>
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>
The outlaw novelist is in. More than two decades ago, freelance writer Gregory Daurer thought it would be cool to track down William S. Burroughs at Naropa and hook him up to a brain machine. Audio excerpts of Daurer's interview with Burroughs surface in a new documentary on the outlaw novel ... More >>
All photos by Kate Levy To be honest, it could have gone either way. I don't exactly spend a ton of time at Tracks, I'll admit, and the venue might -- and probably did -- have had something to do with it. One thing's certain, though: There were a lot of freaks at Lady Gaga's afterparty (see ... More >>
The Los Angeles coroner's office released Michael Jackson's autopsy report this week, and the King of Pop proved he still had a few surprises up his red-leather sleeve. To note: He was thin (136 pounds), nearly bald (he wore wigs), and had tattoos (hairline, eyes, and lips). But these were only t ... More >>
Run for your life if you can, little girl: Julie Taymor’s ’60s-set musical is a bust.
A God-fearing black man tames a slutty white girl as Craig Brewer’s South rises again.
It's the real thing.
Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema.
Teen rebels rule in Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers.
There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show.
Empty talk undercuts a serious subject in Boy Gets Girl.
Despised by hardcore elitists, the Locust finds a loving home on Epitaph Records.
For Dennis and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs, whoring out for The Man is enough to make you croak.
PeaceJam scores two theatrical releases -- and kudos from Michael Moore.
The Cockettes brings back nostalgia for a gay old time.
Drowning Mona is a trailer-trash mishmash.
All About My Mother lives up to its billing as a "screwball drama."
Link Wray virtually invented modern-rock guitar. So why haven't you heard of him?